While everyone might be buzzing about the, HTC is plugging on with its commitment to Windows Mobile devices and announced on Tuesday that it will release the HTC S743 smartphone for the U.S. market in Q1 2009.
A variant of the HTC S740, which has been available in Europe and Asia for a few months now, the S743 features a 12-button keypad on front and a full slide-out QWERTY keyboard for all those messaging fanatics. In its closed state, the S743 sports a compact design that takes its inspiration from the
As you might gather from the lack of a touch screen, the smartphone runs
The HTC S743 will be sold as an unlocked phone and not with a specific carrier. HTC didn't reveal details about pricing but said it would be available through a number of retailers, including Dell.com and CDW.com.